Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stood by his campaign's comments that they chose to cancel a Chicago rally Friday night at the recommendation of the Chicago Police Department.

"We met with security and the law enforcement, who I think did a terrific job, and they told me it'd be best not to go in and do the speech," Trump reiterated in an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity after the postponed event.

When asked again by Hannity on whether law enforcement motivated his decision, Trump again responded affirmatively.

But the GOP front-runner's statement clashed with clarifying comments a spokesman for Chicago law enforcement made hours after the event was shut down. CPD said the agency never advised the businessman turned politician to cancel the rally.

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